At the Johnnie Colemon Institute in Chicago I learned that Love is the idea in the Mind of God [and therefore in our own mind] of universal oneness. This energetic idea generates kindness, unselfishness, compassion, cooperation and goodwill within us so that their liknesses are emitted through us. As a result of allowing love's emission, we are attracted and magnetized to and harmonized with people, places and situations of likeness. It may take a while to really notice the likenesses, but expect it and keep refueling with loving ideas so that they are continually emitting through you. LOVE will have Its way all in due time because It is the essence of life.
Universal Law is, As within, so without! If we keep contemplating hate and things of its likeness (i.e. arguing, violence, disrespect, ugly name-calling, off-colored jokes, etc.), then hate-filled (hateful) is what we become. BUT when we contemplate LOVE: Love, kindness, unity, compassion, harmony and all of Love's relatives join our expression. Don't get it twisted, of course, there are unpleasant situations which require us to dig deeeeep within to tap the "L" spot; but that is what we're here to do. We are here to express our innate extraordinary nature, and we are the only ones, the only creatures who can. It takes all of us to tap in and we do it individual-by-individual. It's an individual choice and decision we make in any given moment.
In reading the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes, I learned that "Love is the self-givingness of Spirit through the desire of Life to express Itself in terms of creation." For those of us who study the Bible, yes, Spirit refers to the Holy Spirit. Holmes states further that "Love is a cosmic force whose sweep is irresistible." I say, Love is the universal irresistible harmonic force. We will live harmoniously irregardless as to what it will take for us to learn to willfully and wisely tap in and allow Love's sway to enliven us and to be our normal expression day-in and day-out.
The Revealing Word by Charles Fillmore tells us that love is "The pure essence of Being that binds together the whole human family" and that "Divine love is impersonal: it loves for the sake of loving". Let us be sure then to use wisdom in all that we do. Love does not absolve us of the use of wisdom, it beckons harmony and requires they be utilized hand-in-hand.
I learned that it is the Mind of God in which we live, move and have being and therefore there is no separation from our Creative Source. So, for me, it means that I can tap into God-in-me anywhere, any time; but I must choose to do so. When I choose to tap into the higher potential within me, then I will begin to resonate with royal qualitites of life. The same is true of us all. Try this exercise now. Sit quietly and think of a loving situation in which you experienced and felt confident, respected and mentally clear and aware. Now, think about agape love (unconditional love) and what its means to you. Imagine this agape love as a light that has overtaken you and illuminates from you. Use this exercise often as you begin to see the transforming power of LOVE when you allow this awareness to come to your mind's eye and all over your being during those times when you may not feel at your best.
This is the day of transforming love.
BE your real loving self and may love always surround you.
In the Living Spirit,
"The light of God surrounds us. The love of God enfolds us. The power of God protects us. The Presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are God is." Author: James Dillet Freeman